Obelixx


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 11:24

Good to see you LG.  Hope all is well.   Love the pots but not all of the plants.


OH has been picking wild blackberries for his breakfasts Liri.  We have them in the hedge and round the pond and along the lanes on walkies.  Small but plentiful and tasty.

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Posted: 31/08/2017 at 09:45

Freedom of speech, as with all other rights and freedoms in a civilised society, depends entirely on people exercising it with responsibility and respect and consideration for others.   Abuse, whether verbal or physical, is none of these and has to be dealt with.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 09:40

Good morning.  Clear blue skies and a cool start but warm sun today with a fresh breeze.  Pottering indoors all morning and outdoors later.


Hope Dove arrives in good form Hosta and your washing dries FG.


Used to love Derwent crayons when I was  kid Pat.  Fabulous colours.  Dad brought me a new set every year when he was in the Lakes on "apprentice outdoor bound" week with his charges at the CEGB as was.   Enjoy your new ones.


Golf GWRS!! 


Have a lovely day everyone.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 21:34

I have an Irish friend who used to get warts when stressed back in the 80s.   She'd sell them to me for 50p and they'd be gone.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 20:42

FG - I tend to follow a pattern once for me and then adapt it.   Tomorrow I'm cutting out an experimental top with dolman type sleeves, but not full batwing.  She likes movement in her sleeves so we'll see.    She has also requested an outfit for Halloween/Carnival where they get dressed up - Rey from Rogue 1/Star Wars.    With any luck she'll get a Saturday job this year and can pay for extras herself.


FLW set to record.


We are watching Masterchef with OH lying on the floor to straighten his back after golf.  Bonzo has snuggled up and washed his face and hands creating a serious draught for me with his happy tail.  Bozos, the pair of them.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 20:20

Brilliant Busy.  Lovely story.   Does your son remember or was he too far out of it?


In Belgium there was no choice.  All babies have to be vaccinated with the basic set before they can go to maternelle at 30 months or primary school at 6.   No certificates, no school and school is a legal requirement.


FG - as we're still financing Possum and she also has to have some non grungy student clobber this coming year for a placement and she's not shop shaped for smarter stuff, I'm happy to sew for her.  This is the first year she's accepted home sewn clothes since I made a very smart asymmetric jacket with zips all over the place when she was 14 and a modern belly dance outfit 3 years ago.  Maybe next summer she'll agree to be taught to sew, at last.


Sounds like you need to get your weekend shop in on Thursday Joyce and then keep off the roads.

What type of squash is this (and recipe ideas please)?

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 18:25

Tap it.  If it sounds hollow then the skin is likely to be a tad tough.


More recipes here but not for that squash - http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-vegan-squash-recipes-for-the-fall.html   Probably adaptable tho.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 18:22

Yes but you often have to walk miles to get to one, carrying all your gear - towels, parasol, picnic, bucket and spade etc - because they are just beaches.  No loos, no cafés, no shade and when you do go in the water you have to be careful about box jelly fish or sharks or waves too exciting for small people.   Beautiful tho - except for Bondi.


2 frocks finished and another altered.  Devoted mother or what?   Now to make dinner and, since it's cool, that'll be pork burgers with mustard and apple and sweet potato mash and broccoli.  No buns.


I hope all your packing is done Dove and you don't have to do an LP and re-pack.   Have a great time and if Hosta needs it, give him some earache!  And a hug.


Don't think Pru is up herself at all.  She's very practical and fair and just a tad more sophisticated in what she cooks than Mary Berry whom I also admire greatly but differently.  PS Hosta - life is too short to watch ads.  Definitely worth recording.


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Beechgrove

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 17:18

'Appen if they've had it before they can get it again.  Can your order it?

Kerria

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 17:14

Bamboo has a life span, usually to do with dying after flowering.


Kerria may be short lived shrubs but they sucker all over and that keeps them going even when the original dies off.  I'd check your drainage and also siting of the plants.  To be honest tho, they flower for about 2 weeks and then are desperately dull for 50 weeks.  I'd choose something with a longer season of interest and less suckering vigour.

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